Google Pixel XL smartphone is a new high-end smartphone from Google. If you have this device and are looking for a way to root it, you are in the right place as I have a tutorial to root Google Pixel XL smartphone.
By following the tutorial given here, you will be able to root Google Pixel XL smartphone and get the ability to install custom ROM firmware, custom-built Android applications, etc.
WARNING: Rooting your Google Pixel XL smartphone will void its warranty, and you won’t claim it until you unroot your device. So, think well about it before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Step 1: Before getting started with the rooting procedure, make sure that you have taken a complete backup of personal data in your smartphone using appropriate apps.
Step 2: Next, enable USB debugging mode in your smartphone by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging. Also, enable “OEM Unlocking” in your device.
Step 3: Ensure that your device has at least 50-60% battery backup in it before getting started with the rooting procedure. Also, make sure that you have disabled antivirus applications in your computer as they have a habit of disrupting the rooting process.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel XL:
Step 1: To get started, download Minimal ADB and Fastboot and install it in your computer. Once done, launch the application window.
Step 2: Now, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable. Once done, reboot your smartphone to the fastboot \ bootloader mode by entering the following command in Minimal ADB and Fastboot:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 3: Your device will reboot into the bootloader mode. To ensure that your device is properly connected to your computer, enter the following command in Minimal ADB and Fastboot:
If the window shows up a connection, then your device is connected successfully to your computer.
Step 4: Now, unlock your device’s bootloader by entering the following command:
fastboot flashing unlock
(Note: You will get a confirmation message as soon as you enter the above command. You will need to use the Power button and Volume Up button to click “Yes” in your device).
Step 5: It will take a minute or two for your device’s bootloader to be unlocked. Once it does, reboot your device by entering the following command:
Your device will reboot successfully.
That’s it. Now, you have successfully finished unlocking the bootloader of your Google Pixel XL smartphone. Let’s find out how you can root your device.
Tutorial To Root Google Pixel XL:
Step 1: To get started, download Chainfire SuperSU of your smartphone.
Step 2: Now, launch the Minimal ADB and fastboot window. Next, transfer the downloaded SuperSU file to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot installation folder. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot)
Step 3: Next, connect your Google Pixel XL smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable and reboot it into the fastboot \ bootloader mode by entering the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 4: Now, flash the SuperSU file to your smartphone by entering the following command:
fastboot flash boot-to-root.img
Step 5: Your device will reboot for several times. Don’t panic. Once everything is finished, you will be able to access your smartphone without any issues.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Google Pixel XL smartphone. For confirmation, open up your Apps menu and look for the SuperSU app. If you can find it there, your device is successfully rooted.
Alternatively, you can confirm the root privileges of your smartphone by using the Root Checker for Android app.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Google Pixel XL and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting procedure, do let me know via comments.